The EVO comes with a High-resolution camera, HDMI connector for TV-out, fast mobile data support but only produces a single-core processor and low pixel density screen. if you want to spice it up a bit why not open the hardware and make it more powerful than ever before?
Whenever you want to open the OS away from the default factory restrictions it’s best to use an older device that’s less expensive. That makes the EVO 4G the perfect candidate since its several years old now and isn’t worth much money. Sometimes root access, custom ROMs and custom firmware offer a less stable experience for the user compared to that of official software releases by the real phone carrier networks and device manufacturers. Nevertheless, the fun side of things comes from third-part developers tinkering with exploits and allowing us to install new themes and alter the design of what we are seeing on the smartphone display.
That said, there are loads of options that remain the same. Take backing up. You must make copies of your personal data since performing this custom operation and unchaining the system internals will wipe the data. That means you phone contacts, pictures, settings, music files, videos and text messages are vulnerable. Backup to the handsets internal storage system or external options such as the SD card when permitted. You can download apps accessible from the Google Play store that help you backing up everything. Sync the contacts with Helium, backup the texts with SMS back, find extra storage space with Google Drive or if you prefer a cloud service that isn’t owned and operated by Google you can try G Cloud backup.
Firstly, you should know that there are several version of the HTC EVO including the 4G, 4G LTE, Design 4G and the Shift 4G. The most confusing here is noticing the 4G and LTE together since they are nearly the same thing. Nonetheless, notice these are two separate devices in this range. That means if you are looking for the LTE variant of the guide this is not it. We are creating the steps for the fast 4G mobile data support variant only. Do not attempt installing the same files on any other device since it risks bricking the handset. Bricking is the worst possible outcome.
Partaking in customizing the operating system always voids the rest of the manufacturer’s warranty. You can revert back to stock firmware and un-root the phone. By doing so you’ll make the warranty work again since there’s no way of the workers knowing what you did before to the phone. Everything returns the way it was. However, if you have problems with the phone after rooting you are on your own and must use threads from XDA Developers to work your way out of trouble. The most common issue is getting stuck in boot loops. These loops need you to enter the recovery mode and wipe the cache partition. You ought to press the factory reset function if the boot loop still occurs.
The smartphone comes with USB Mass Storage and USB charging as default features. They are both important for the steps. the latter is important since it means the battery starts charging once we plug it into the computer. We are connecting to the computer. Therefore you don’t have to worry about how much battery power is remaining unless the charging feature isn’t working. If USB charging isn’t working it’s a great idea to save up at least 50% battery power. You can double-check this by looking at the battery icon available from the status bar.
Enable USB Debugging on your smartphone from the Developer Options menu. Find this menu from the Settings menu. It’s hidden in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. If it’s not showing up you must tap on the build number seven times, go back to the settings menu and try looking again.
Moreover, user must unlock the bootloader before proceeding. Hit the Devs link here for more details.
Furthermore you ought to find the HTC USB Drivers. That way you are connecting to the computer and the phone is fully operational. You can find them from the official website or third-party sources. For most of you this isn’t an issue since the drivers are working. If you are connecting to the computer and accessing the phones data from My Computer > Phone Drive, it’s working perfectly.
The following is for advanced Android users only. If you are a rookie we suggest finding a friend or family member with Android experience tinkering with ROMs or at least flashing files. Read over the essentials carefully and don’t make any mistakes.
How to root the HTC EVO 4G
- Turn the computer on and log in to your user account.
- Download the rooting package here.
- Start with the phone off and press Volume Down and Power keys to boot into bootloader mode.
- Select the fastboot option.
- Find the USB cable.
- Connect the EVo to the computer using the USB wire.
- Click Start > Run > Type CMD and the command prompt is opening.
- Type fastboot flash recovery recovery-RA-supersonic-v2.3.img
- Don’t touch anything until the flashing finishes.
- pick the bootloader option on the mobile.
- Pick the recovery option.
- Pick the USB-MS toggle option.
- Find and transfer the CWM-SuperSU-v0.87.zip file over to the internal storage.
- From inside recovery select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
- Now select “install zip from SD card” followed by “choose zip from SD card”.
- Upload the SuperSu file from three steps before.
- Go back to the main screen of recovery and select “reboot system now”.
Excellent work; that was all for now which means you are able to install application you couldn’t before. Some of our favorites include Full!screen, BBQ Screen, FPS Meter, Unicon, Nandroid Manager, GMD Speed Time, Market Helper, Greenfiy, Network Log and dSploit.